Walking

Jack and I walk in the mornings.

We started this about 5 weeks ago it was one week after my stent was put in and so far we manage to walk 5 -6 days a week. Currently our goal is 2 1/2 – 3 miles per day our November goal is going to be 3 miles.

It has made a huge difference in the way we feel.

I wear Asics Gel Nimbus running shoes they are quite expensive $150.00 per pair but I catch them on sale for usually $80.00 at the Asics store.

I try and keep 2 pairs so I can alternate them. I just got a new pair I am breaking in by wearing them a few days a week on the walks.

Orthopedics and Podiatrist are recommending Asics for their patients to wear because the support is amazing and they are good for your feet.

Asics tennis shoes like all other brands come in a variety of prices BUT there is a huge difference in the way they feel on your feet. I am spoiled to the Gel -Nimbus and the Gel – Kayano line of shoes.

Even the $50.00 Asics are better than $100.00 Nikes.

Here is a picture of my latest bright blue pair of Asics I love this color. The next pair will need to be more neutral colored but I wear a lot of blue so these work out well.

Walking for your health is very important for all ages but especially if you are over 60 years old. Challenge your mind and your body for optimum health.

Remember if you do not use it you will loose it!

Little House on the Prairie

Since there is never anything on the main channels as far as tv goes you have to be creative in hunting for something to stream.

I have been watching Little House on the Prairie I remember when it was a prime time tv show we watched every week.

There are 9 seasons and a average of 22 episodes a season yes 22 that is unreal for today shows that normally you get 10 episodes per season.

All the story lines are great and its just good old fashion tv with a plot and a lesson.

Now days its game shows or reality tv taking over all the major channels. We do not watch either one. These shows need to go away or the networks not sure which.

We love Greys Anatomy and have from Season 1, we watch Station 19, The Neighborhood, Stranger Things, American Housewife, 20/20 and The Good Doctor. I love medical shows I always have back when George Clooney was on ER and House was the best Dr around the kind we all wanted.

I have watched ER from Season 1 forward a few times and the same thing with House.

There has been such a big time span since last seasons episodes of real tv because they were all cut short due to Covid19.

This is where a real season of real tv came into play with The Little House on the Prairie it is about a farming community with the families struggles in a small town. Its good old fashion tv with a story line and a lesson about a life with morals and values.

The perspective of pictures

A picture of a flower can look totally different by the way you frame it.

Try moving to the left or the right or shooting from above to see how you can change up the look.

Leaving negative space in the picture below allows for an interesting perspective.

Cropping the picture much closer changes the look of the image.

In this case I prefer the one with the negative space because I feel like it draws me into the picture. For some reason I like the negative space on the left hand side I have no idea why.

This flower is the Agapanthus ( Lily of the Nile). These were beautiful this year and they were clearance flowers from Lowes.

Creativity is in the eye of the beholder.

Colors in the landscape

The mexican heather with its green leaves and small purple flowers provide the perfect backdrop for the purple heart wandering jew.

The moss rocks balance it all out with there neutral tones.

We have this combination on the edge of our koi pond and it has worked out quite well and adds to the natural beauty of the area.

Cricket is 8 months old

Cricket was 8 months on October 2nd.

I am still guessing her weight to be about 115#s. Hopefully we can get by the vet or Petsmarts scale soon.

She is still growing and her appetite is increasing.

We wake up around 4 -5:00 a.m. and its doggie potty time. By 5:30 a.m. Crickets whining and moaning for breakfast. Daisy and Zoee do not do this but Cricket is very vocal with her opinions.

Cricket gets 3 cups dry food plus one heaping tablespoon of canned mixed up with 1/8 cup water 2 x a day. She does the same moaning and whining for evening food around 4:00 p.m.

Zoee and Daisy get 1 1/2 cups 2 x a day mixed with water and the heaping tablespoon of canned food.

Daisy had to go back on her Iiams dog food but now she is on healthy weight version. She was getting to be square no curves lol. I think the other food is to high or protein for her at her age. She is easy going so the transition went just fine.

Jeanelle and I read about dry food causing bloat so now our dogs get it mixed with a little water usually about 1/8 cup water seems to be working out well for everyone.

The dogs have been enjoying the cooler weather and seem to be spending more time outdoors that is a good thing for Cricket and Zoee who are always rowdy and wrestling.

Daisy is calmer and prefers to be where we are she likes keeping an eye on us.

We take turns letting the dogs walk down the road with us and they all enjoy that. It is a disaster to take all 3 at the same time.

We switched everyone to the martingale collars I like the design it slips over their head and tightens if they are pulling on a leash. Since our dogs do not wear collars full time they get so excited to see the collar and leash and start doing jumping flips. The collars come in different widths and Crickets is the wider one the boxers the narrow one. I found ours on Amazon they had some nice aztec patterns.

Life is good in our 3 dog family we just go through a lot of dog food with Crickets appetite.

Amazon Prime Day

This year Amazon prime day was delayed due to Covid19 but the delayed date is going to be this Tuesday October 13th. and Wednesday October 14th.

We have replaced our tv’s and computers so those good deals are not for us. I bought a back up camera I hate because its to light compared to my full frame but eventually it will get used.

Maybe I can find a upright freezer they still seem to be a commodity since Covid19 started. We honestly need a 2nd one for the garden vegetables the fall garden is going to be bigger than the spring one was.

I wanted to post this to remind everyone of Amazon Prime Day.

Tiny hidden cameras

Times have changed and todays technology is above and beyond anything we thought we would ever have.

The tiny cameras that monitor your property for example Ring, Blink etc. are amazing. Some cameras can monitor what is going on 300 foot away.

You can watch your yard or the neighbors yard some have audio and you can hear conversations.

This takes everything to a whole new level.

These new cameras can replace those nanny cams and be hidden to watch a babysitter for your children or a caregiver for the elderly. If you suspect someone could be taking advantage of someone you love then this is your solution.

They are so small you can not see them and if you are monitoring to keep an eye on the neighborhood or for the well being of a person they are being used in court everyday.

You can even hide them in the hospital or a nursing home. If you suspect a nurse that is not showing your loved one respect this can be the proof you need to get her fired.

You might see things like your neighbors unexpected shopping trips and spending about $5000.00 that included a high dollar vacuum cleaner.

You might see theft at the neighbors house or teenagers going through cars in the middle of the night.

Either way this is the way of the future, big brother is always watching so make sure you are on the right side of the law.

It is your right to protect your loved ones and your property.

Today I turn 60

Today I turn 60 years old and I really do not feel 60.

There are some grey hairs on the right-hand side of my head that are my reminder.

I am back to walking on a regular basis it feels great to start my day with a 2 – 3-mile walk. I love to walk around 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. I was able to convince Jack to start walking with me.

We walk by ourselves and listen to the birds sing it is music to my ears. I am trying to teach the grandkids how to tell what kind of bird is singing.

We do not rush to do anything or get anywhere. Afterall its just the two of us.

My 60th. Birthday was the year of COVID19 that is something I will never forget.

Each day I take a deep breath and take in everything around me it is the little things that make a difference in our lives.

I am grateful to God and very thankful he has given me another day on this earth so I can do the things I want to do.

Breathe in some fresh air, watch a sunrise, take a hike and live life to its fullest each and every day.

 

 

 

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